Pumpkin Chili
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Smooth, with little pumpkin taste coming through. It left me with the same taste that I have after leaving Skyline Chili…it’s the cinnamon that lingers on your taste buds!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - 15 oz diced tom & green chile
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) diced tomatoes
  • 1 - 15 oz can(s) pure pumpkin
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) red kidney beans
  • 1 1/2 - Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 - tsp cinnamon
  • 2 - cup(s) beef broth
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Open and drain the can of diced tomatoes with green chiles. Open the cans of diced tomatoes, pure pumpkin and red kidney beans. Rinse and drain the beans.
  2. In a large saucepan, brown the ground beef with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and return to saucepan. Stir in the diced tomatoes with jalapenos, diced tomatoes, pure pumpkin, red kidney beans, chili powder and cinnamon. Stir in the beef broth and bring to bubbling, then let simmer over low heat for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to mingle. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Prepare veggies.
  4. Serve Pumpkin Chili with veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef with 2 Tbsp minced onion and 2 tsp garlic powder. Let cool.
  2. Open and drain 2 cans of diced tomatoes with green chiles, 2 cans of diced tomatoes, and 2 cans of red kidney beans. Rinse the beans. Open 2 cans of pumpkin.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned ground beef
  • 1 - 15 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 - 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 - 15 oz. can pure pumpkin
  • 1 - 15 oz. can red kidney beans
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups beef broth

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring all of the contents of the baggie into large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to bubbling and cook for 20 minutes.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Pumpkin Chili

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add contents of baggie to large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to bubbling and cook for 20 minutes.
Serve with veggies.

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